Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Canadian cannabis companies set their sights on South America [31.01.2018] Much has been made of the marijuana M&A spree afoot in Canada. Just this year alone, licensed producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. agreed to acquire CanniMe...
Canadian weed companies are staking their claim in Europe [30.01.2018] Some of Canada’s biggest cannabis companies are expanding their presence in Europe through a series of strategic acquisitions, designed to secure a f...
Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018? [24.01.2018] Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the s...
Vermont becomes first state to legalize marijuana through legislature [23.01.2018] Vermont, the "Green Mountain State," has become the first state to legalize marijuana by passing a law in the legislature rather than by use of a bal...
Youngsters try to weed out taboo [22.01.2018] Should marijuana be legalised ? Medical experts may be divided in their opinion on the subject, but many youngsters are citing examples from abroad t...
Thailand eyes moves to allow medical marijuana plantations [21.01.2018] Is Thailand now ready to legalise marijuana plantations for medical use ? In recent days both legislators and state officials have been in the news a...
The public really, really, really opposes current federal marijuana law [18.01.2018] The overwhelming majority of Americans are opposed to current federal marijuana law. That’s the big takeaway from a new poll conducted by Mason-Dixon...
Greece set to allow medical cannabis use [14.01.2018] Greece's parliament is expected to approve the medical use of cannabis in the coming weeks, a deputy minister said Sunday, adding that the change wou...
Portuguese doctors back marijuana medicine as bill enters parliament [11.01.2018] Portugal's influential Doctors' Association called for the legalisation of marijuana-based medicines, the same day parliament started to debate a dra...
Medical marijuana in ‘high’ demand with over 13,000 applications: report [10.01.2018] More and more people in Germany are applying for prescription cannabis and receiving reimbursements from their health insurance company. Ten months a...
Cannabis chaos — Sessions has no exit strategy for his war on drugs [07.01.2018] One of the great social and political experiments of this decade, marijuana legalization, faces its greatest existential threat: Jeff Sessions . Twen...
Marijuana legalization 2018: Which states might consider cannabis laws this year? [02.01.2018] The legal marijuana market could blaze across the United States in 2018. At least 12 states are poised to consider marijuana legalization this year, ...
Canadian pot growers eye global expansion [28.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana is setting the stage to go global. The country’s emerging legal producers have a chance to seize opportunities in other co...
Mumbaiites fight to legalise marijuana [27.12.2017] The Bangalore-based founder of the Great Legalisation Movement (GLM), Viki Vaurora, wrote to the Prime Minister asking him to legalise hemp — leaves ...
Legal pot: Mexico to sell space cakes, cannabis drinks and marijuana lipsticks [21.12.2017] Mexico is set to legalize the sale of marijuana-based products early next year, despite the country’s struggles with the illicit drug trade. Mexico’s...
Canadian cannabis firm licensed to produce in Denmark [19.12.2017] Canadian medical marijuana producer Canopy Growth said its joint venture Spectrum Cannabis has been licensed to grow pot in Denmark for sale througho...
Law on marijuana should be eased [17.12.2017] In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces i...
Jeff Sessions isn’t giving up on weed. He’s doubling down [16.12.2017] When president-elect Donald Trump announced Senator Jeff Sessions would be his attorney general, advocates for marijuana law reform were suddenly sei...
World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling [13.12.2017] CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review of the ca...
Medical cannabis cultivation: could Germany be the next Canada or Netherlands? [14.11.2017] Despite the implementation of the legalization of medical marijuana in Germany in March, patients have been met with high prices, supply shortages an...
Greece hopes its economy can get high from medical weed [14.11.2017] Investors in medical cannabis projects are focusing on Greece, where a warm, sunny climate and potentially favorable future legislation could help th...
Don't 'bank' on ganja! - Lawmaker says J'cans might be clinging to false hopes [09.11.2017] The viability of Jamaica's legal ganja and hemp industry has been called into question, with lawmaker Marisa Dalrymple Philibert suggesting that Jama...
How big tobacco, alcohol and pharma companies could enter the cannabis industry [06.11.2017] The entrance of Constellation Brands in the cannabis industry has broken the insulation around cannabis companies — it is now incumbent upon the indu...
The green gold rush: Could Africa be on the verge of a weed race? [09.10.2017] Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent eac...
What a probable Jamaica coalition means for possible cannabis legalisation in Germany [05.10.2017] With the SPD out of the picture, Merkel will depend on two smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and Green Party ( Die Grünen ) to form a gove...
Gov't urged to rethink medical ganja policy [02.10.2017] Two of the Jamaica's leading thinkers have called on the Government to rethink its policy approach towards the development of the medical ganja indus...
Legal dagga process draaaags on [29.09.2017] Businesses that want to get in on the ground floor of South Africa’s great medical marijuana revolution, or at least the legal one, are bound to find...
Startups seek to cash in on cannabis, but some fear Israel will take a hit [24.09.2017] With green in their eyes, Israeli entrepreneurs have spotted cannabis soon to be growing opportunity, and at least 700 have applied to the Israeli He...
Sri Lanka to export cannabis from first plantation [13.09.2017] Sri Lanka is to launch its first official cannabis plantation to supply the traditional medicine market and export to the United States, the health m...
Few Jamaicans in local ganja industry — Dr Lowe [08.09.2017] There is a negative buzz surrounding Jamaica's budding legal ganja industry. According to Dr Henry Lowe, owner of Medicanja, “It feels like our objec...
Green gold: how China quietly grew into a cannabis superpower [27.08.2017] Thanks to government support and a long tradition, China has quietly become a superpower in hemp production and research. This growth has in part bee...
Congress is heading for a confrontation with Sessions over marijuana [03.08.2017] Sessions is seeking to crack down on marijuana use while lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would do the opposite. Measures hav...
Union minister Maneka Gandhi suggests legalising marijuana for medical purposes [30.07.2017] Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising marijuana, a psychoactive drug, in India for medical purposes on the line...
Cyprus follows in the footsteps of Greece and approves medical cannabis bill [27.07.2017] The Cyprus government approved a bill allowing the cultivation and provision of medical cannabis, Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides said. Speaking a...
Senators defy Jeff Sessions and vote to extend medical marijuana protections [27.07.2017] A congressional committee voted to extend protections of state medical marijuana programs against federal interference, in defiance of a request from...
Greece legalises medicinal cannabis [03.07.2017] Greece's parliament has announced that cannabis is effectively legal for medicinal purposes. "From now on, the country is turning its page, as Greece...
Mexico legalises medical marijuana [21.06.2017] Medicinal cannabis has been made legal in Mexico . The President, Enrique Pena Nieto, has officially published a bill allowing its use for health and...
Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers [13.06.2017] Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, acco...
U.K. tobacco giant gets medicinal cannabis expertise [13.06.2017] Imperial Brands Plc gained the services of a leader in the field of medicinal cannabis as the British tobacco manufacturer seeks to further its push ...
Could Thailand, which gave world the bong, legalise cannabis for medicinal use? [11.06.2017] Thaksin Shinawatra considered legalising marijuana, and recently a justice minister aired same idea, amid mounting evidence of its medicinal benefits...
Cannabis may help wean people off crack, study finds [16.05.2017] Cannabis has been identified as a potential substitute for users of legal or illicit opioids, but a new Vancouver-based study shows the drug may also...
Ganja lobby wrong [15.05.2017] The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Jamaica has indicated that it has begun taking steps to change the schedule class of marijuana to effect amendments t...
Israel eases restrictions on medical marijuana use and possession [15.05.2017] Israel's Health Ministry recently released new directives easing restrictions on the possession and use of medical marijuana by authorized users. The...
New medical marijuana prescription approved in Sweden [02.05.2017] A further person has been granted a licence to use marijuana for medical purposes in Sweden three months after an historic decision from the country'...
Use, production of medical cannabis may be legalized in Greece [23.04.2017] The Health Ministry in Greece is set to propose changes to legislation covering the use and production of medicinal cannabis. Health Minister Andreas...
Too much ‘dilly dallying’ around ganja issue, says minister [21.04.2017] As the debate over the legalisation of ganja for medical use heats up, Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley has thrown down ...
World Cannabis Day: ‘Flying leaves’ defy stigma to soar to new heights [21.04.2017] Ironically, in Asia where cannabis cultivation first began, cannabis laws remain the strictest. China will probably be the last country to relax such...
Six things to know about weed in Germany [20.04.2017] There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making ...
Ottawa doctor pioneers use of cannabis to help opioid addicts [16.04.2017] The patients at Dr. Mark Ujjainwalla’s methadone clinic are trying to beat their addiction to heroin, narcotic painkillers and other opioid drugs, bu...
Push to undo hash ban in Nepal [14.04.2017] Marijuana use was always culturally accepted in Nepal, and the cannabis indica plant grows wild across the country. Open sale of marijuana in governm...

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